HUNTINGTON, Ind. (FDN) College students around northeast Indiana have been coming together to crush hunger for seven years, with no intention of stopping.

Every year, schools like HU, Saint Francis, and Purdue Fort Wayne have competed in the U Can crush hunger food drive. In the fall, 8 schools compete against each other to see who can raise the most food. Proceeds go to Community Harvest food bank in Fort Wayne, among other local initiatives.

This year, Huntington came in seventh place out of eight. The Friesen centers goal next year is to be in the top three, which means raising around thirty thousand pounds of food.

Giving doesn’t have to end with the food drive. Community Harvest is always looking for donations, whether it’s food, money, or even your time. Students often volunteer at the center.

To learn more, you can visit the Community Harvest website at